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CACC Hopes You Find a Feline Friend, Free Adoptions

Cats tend to have more litters in the summer, so now Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC)  is filled with kittens and also adult cats, all available for adoption. CACC just sent out this release. Please share with friends/family who live in or near Chicago.  CACC is looking for animal-lovers to adopt a feline friend for…

PURRsuing FIP and WINNing: Winn Feline Symposium

Winn Feline Foundation is bringing expert researchers from around the world together for a symposium on feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), PURRsuing FIP and WINNing , at the University California-Davis November 16 and 17, 2019. The Winn Feline Foundation, the world’s premiere non-profit funder of cat health studies has been supporting studies on FIP since the…

Dr. Robin Downing and Steve Dale Talk Declaw at FETCH

Today there is more information than ever regarding declaw in cats. We know better about how to use behavior modification and even a new pheromone product called Feliscratch to attract cats and kittens to scratching posts. We also know more about the deleterious medical problems that are directly correlated to declaw. In this instance causation…

Contra Freeloading, A New Way to Feed Pets

Contra freeloading is one of my favorite topics to talk about. I discuss how to enrich pets’ lives with Dr. Regan McGowan, research scientist at Purina. Sure, we can talk about what to feed our pets but equally as important is how to feed them. Contra freeloading refers working for meals, even as a preference…

8 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

Here are 8 Tips to keep dogs safe in hot weather: 1, Being dogs, as a species understand they aren’t as capable at self regulating their body temperatures as we humans are. Many dogs – especially large dogs – do better in the winter, as they are always wearing a winter coat. However, they can’t…

Heartworm Disease Kills Dogs and Cats, and It’s Preventable

Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden of Kansas State University is bugged about mosquitoes, and explains that they transmit a disease called heartworm to dogs and cats. A half a million to a million dogs, he says, are getting heartworm disease. What’s totally sad about this is that heartworm is nearly 100 percent preventable. And the…

State Representative Diane Pappas on the Fire Safety Law Protecting Pets

It’s done! Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law to protect pets from kennel fires. Illinois State Representative State Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45th district), the fire safety bill’s sponsor, talked HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, on WGN Radio. Pappas’ said her goal was to insure the dogs who died in January’s kennel fire in…

International Orangutan Day

August 19 is International Orangutan Day. Orangutans are close to my heart, but the plight of this species should matter to all of us. While the various gorilla species, chimpanzees and bonobos (sometimes called Pygmy chimpanzees) are all more high profile great apes, orangs share about 97 percent of our genetic makeup, according to a…

Trump Favors Industry Over Environment: Guts Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced changes to regulations that spell out how it will implement parts of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The changes focus on how officials should decide whether to list a species as endangered or threatened, what kind of protections threatened species should receive, and how officials will decide which…

Why Algae Blooms are Killing Dogs, And Where It’s Happening

No one seems to know why there’s been a recent escalation toxicity to blue green algae causing untimely death in so many dogs. Media reports of deaths have occurred in several states, including California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin but since there is no Centers for Disease Control for…

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